Women on Boards | Annette White-Klososky, Sowmya Shridhar, And Christa Short | Purse Power

Women on Boards Annette

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Ep 141 - Annette White-Klososky, Sowmya Shridhar, And Christa Short talk about the advantages of women on boards and why women should advocate and pitch for board positions. They also discuss medical innovations for COVID-19. These highly successful women from all walks of life champion women advocating for women. This program is sponsored by a former TrailBlazers Impact Interviews guest, The Financial Diva and advisor to millionaires, Victoria Woods with ChappelWood Financial. Listen in to learn the importance of advocating for what you believe in and asking for the help you need to drive your business forward. You will also learn what skills you need to pitch and apply for board positions as a woman.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why you should stay safe by taking a COVID test and choosing PCR testing
  • How to harness your tech skills to add value to an organization and attract board and executive positions
  • How to be a trailblazing pioneer woman by supporting other women
  • How to be willing to get on the board as a woman even when you’re the only one
  • How to develop the confidence to take advantage of available resources to get ahead as an entrepreneur or professional

In this episode you’ll discover:

Annette explains how the need for gender diversity led to the creation of Women on Boards [0:56]

How you can get connected and network for the seats you want to be as a professional woman [3:16]

Sowmya describes the difference Women on Boards has made in leadership and communities [5:32]

Christa talks about the business and personal challenges caused by the pandemic [7:26]

The difference between the rapid antigen test and the PCR test and why the latter is better [11:49]

Why you should pay attention to tech and how it’s disrupting industries around you as a woman [17:51]

The power of women supporting women ad helping them get ahead [20:12]

Annette explains who they’re and whom they support at the Executive Peer Advisory Boards [27:00]

The skillsets you require to qualify and be able to pitch for board positions [30:20]

Why and how women should take advantage of the available resources to get ahead [39:44]

Learn how to position yourself in front of the VCs to get funding for your business [46:20]

The final words from the women [50:05]


Annette White-Klososky is a partner at Future Point of View, a sought-after consultant, and executive coach in all facets of organizational culture and leadership development. Annette’s professional focus and expertise is in executive advisory boards, team building and communication, leadership development, strategic planning and visioning, and critical thinking and problem solving. She focuses on adaptive culture, high beam leadership, and executive development. Annette is also a contributor for Forbes, writing on the topics of artificial intelligence and the future of work. Contact her at Annette Klososky Website. Listen to her Leaderspotlight podcast here.

Sowmya Shridhar is President of Xyant Technology, a digital diagnostic aid for physicians. She has had 12 years of experience in the Sourcing & Procurement arena along with active participation in Pre-sales & developing SCM-based solutions with extensive hands-on knowledge on Procurement ERP based tools like SAP, COLT Nextance, Emptoris and ARIBA. Contact her at Website or  LinkedIn.

Christa Short is the head of Citadel Equities Associates BD. She’s an accomplished hedge fund portfolio manager with 10+ years of experience spearheading talent identification and development for investment managers. She has developed and lead rigorous training modules for both the Surveyor Summer Associates Program as well as ongoing full time training for Associates. Contact her at Christa Short



Donna Miller is the founder and CEO of Purse Power, Let’s Share the Journey. Purse Power promotes women led, women owned businesses by providing a Google extension which allows everyone who visits your website to locate nearby businesses.

Let’s Share the Journey holds calls at 10 AM Central every Friday to learn from national leaders to share expertise, ideas and support. One week a month features Zoom Room networking. We support Donna’s endeavor and have provided the speaker calls in a podcast format. Please join her on Friday mornings! You can register for the calls here.

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